A quick-hitting F1 tornado was confirmed on February 9, 1990, in Madison County, MS. One person was killed and four injured in a mobile home destroyed seven miles east of Canton. A frame home had roof damage. Numerous trees were blown down, with a few trees falling on homes. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
February 9, 1937: A possible F2 tornado destroyed a farm house and a barn 2 miles North of Eufaula, AL. “Cattle were killed in the barn and debris was spread for acres.” Three people were injured.
February 9, 2017: An EF2 tornado tracked for 10.6 miles across rural portions of Bulloch and Effingham counties in Georgia. Extensive tree damage occurred, and a few mobile homes were damaged or destroyed. There were seven injuries. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
A major ice storm affected the Mississippi Delta area on February 9, 1994. This ice caused 95-foot tall steel transmission towers with 42-inch concrete bases to collapse. Engineers estimated the lines would have held up to 39 tons of ice. As much as 6″ of ice accretion occurred. Source.
On this day in 1944, Alice Walker, American writer whose novels, short stories, and poems are noted for their insightful treatment of African American culture, was born in Eatonton, Georgia. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1971, 5 men are killed near a BBC transmitter on Brougher Mountain, County Tyrone, in a landmine attack carried out by the Irish Republican Army. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1959, Mercury Records released ‘White Lightning’ by George Jones, which became the first No.1 single of his career. In his 1997 autobiography, I Lived To Tell It All, Jones mentions the fact that the recording process of ‘White Lightning’ was extremely lengthy after he arrived for the recording session under the influence of a great deal of alcohol and it took him approximately 80 takes just to record his vocals. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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